5-Alarm fire at Wern Valley Sportsman's Club in Genessee

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by Becky Mortensen

GENESSEE --- Fire crews from multiple counties responded to Wern Valley Sportsman's Club in Genessee for a massive 5-alarm fire that burned through several structures on the property.

One barn housing several pheasants has completely burned to the ground. A residence connected to that barn has also been destroyed. Another barn on the property also caught fire. Everyone living in the home was able to evacuate safely.

The first calls came in just before 3:00 a.m. The fire was quickly upgraded and 20 different fire crews were called to the scene.

The fire was contained around 5:20 a.m. Police report several thousand pheasants were killed in this fire. Crews are still on scene cleaning up and investigating.

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